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, john boehner. >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> he is a career politician, ohioan, hard scrabble upbringing. arrived in 1990, was part of the gang that went after the democrats over the bank scandals. rose to power, became a dealmaker. >> narrator: boehner had served ten terms in the congress, carefully working his way up the leadership ladder. >> john boehner regards himself as an institutionalist, a guy who really loves, reveres even, the house of representatives. >> narrator: but now, boehner would have to lead a class of insurgents. >> i don't think he knew what had fallen into his lap. i don't think he recognized that this was going to be such a hard ride. >> house republicans in the 112th congress plotted strategy. >> narrator: the week after they were sworn in, boehner and the house republicans headed to a private retreat in baltimore. >> two and a half days of presentations... >> narrator: they came together to bond and build a strategy. >> in baltimore, we were kind of laying out the plan and
a little biscuit. smile! ohhh bring it in! ooohhhooh! >>> john boehner has finally figured out how to lead the house of representatives. put all of the responsibility for governing on the senate and the president. >> if he is serious about ena enacting his agenda, i think it must start with a part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. >> that includes the sequester which is scheduled to take effect two weeks from today. >> we're going to insist that they finally pass a plan to replace the president's sequester. this sequester was the president's idea, his party needs to follow through on their plans to replace it. if they're willing to pass a bill, we'll find some way to work with them. >> john boehner told the "associated press" in an interview he is not interested in a grand bargain to avert the sequester. remember, this is the president's idea he insisted on this and until he puts forward a plan to place the sequester and his senate democratic colleagues pass it, we're going to be stuck with it. frankly, every time i've gotten into one of these high-profile
to essentially forego negotiations with john boehner for now. that only makes republicans angry. it's a complicated and dual edge strategy that is not sure it is going to work. march 1st, these cuts will go into place. we don't know when we will feel the impact for the end of march or april. we have time, but they have to come to the table at some point. >> nine days away. let's remind everybody how the president tried to rattle wages yesterday in demonstrating what the republican choices are. take a listen. >> border patrol agents will see hours reduced. fbi agents will be furloughed. federal prosecutors will have to close cases and let criminals go. air traffic controllers and airport security will see cut backs. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> when this is mapped out time frame-wise, we say march 1st, but everyone is away right now. technically only four days to get it done and we will watch this be like an all nighter coming down to the last day. everybody around the country n
, john boehner and barack obama are on the rocks. and we're two weeks away from going off a cliff, kind of. tonight i'll tell you why this time, that kind of love does not stink. that is a good thing. welcome i am neil cavuto, forget the chocolate, rip up the roses, no way these t parties will work this out, miles apart, i think that john boehner just said he is spent, out of here, and cupid can stick an arrow up his you know what, he didn't really say that, but that is kind of where things stand. now before you think that is the en of the world, and the spending cuts, over 10 years, hit us hard in two weeks, i'm here to tell you, relax, sometimes recognizing a bad rape for what it is, -- a bad relationship for what it is, is a good thing. and republicans risking more spending cuts could be a good thing, bring on this sequestration thing, weadock worse, i think we are. to ford oconnelly, on whether the washington disconnecttion could be good. >> i think it is good, john bain are playing hard to get on valentine's day, saying democrats and senate can negotiateo with president obama, then
gotten a picture, you'll remember, when president obama played with house speaker john boehner. we it get a picture. in this instance, i think that there was a lot of interest in having a picture because, of course, it was an historic moment. this was the first time that the president played with tiger woods, and we are told, again, according to a golf reporter, that the president said to tiger that he was glad that he was playing better, so there was a lot of interest in what was happening and, of course, of seeing visual representation and at this point having gotten that. andrea. >> of course. questions occur. did they not permit a picture because it's tiger woods and because some people might object to tiger woods and the controversy of the past? is it because they didn't want to see the president -- show the president vacationing and he is intigs entitled to a vacation on a weekend we're facing the sequester and the congress is also vacationing? is it because it's his second term, and he is feeling more relaxed about doing things that he really always wanted to do? it's just raising
an hour. >> john: which sounds reasonable to me, to you, most americans but not to john boehner speaker of the house. >> when you raise the price of employment guess what happens you get less of it. >> john: that is not true. and that comes from a political leader who thinks billionaires who have it rough but poor people have it too easy. the president laid out what he would do on the abraham/ing sequester that would push the economy into recession. >> obama: on medicare i'm prepared to enact reforms that will achieve the same amount of healthcare savings by the beginning of the next decade as the reforms proposed by the bipartisan simpson-bowles commission. to hit the rest of our deficit reduction target we should do what lourdes in both parties have already suggested, and save hundreds of billions of dollars by getting rid of the tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and the well-connected. >> the >> the president's sequester that we want to sea happen, but when it comes to overcoming their miserable performance with hispanic voters, here's part of what he said about immigrat
, i believe john boehner is sitting behind him at that moment thinking, he is exactly right, we shouldn't be tampering with this stuff. we will lose as a party, republicans in the house, if we do get caught tampering with this stuff again like we did on debt ceiling. but how does boehner try to keep control of his side on this? >> well, and that has been the big question. it is remarkable, actually, that we were able to avoid the fiscal cliff. i mean, we sort of went over it and we were able to keep that intact. and the republicans basically blinked, they realized on some level that they were becoming known as the party of manufacturing crisis. this was all they -- that they had to offer the country. if they go down that path too many times, their approval ratings are already at all-time lows. they can't sink any further in the public's estimation. and we're looking at sequester and continuing resolution. we're going to have another debt ceiling debate in the summer. now rather than the burden being on the democrats to figure out the problems, i really think the burden is on the
planned to impose furloughs, 800,000 civilian employees if the sequester hits, john boehner responded president obama is ultimately responsible for the military readiness and it's fair to ask, what is he doing to stop his sequester that would hollow out our armed forces. joining me now is kelly o'donnell. the president will kipitch this program that includes $50 billion for transportation infrastructure and a public-private partnership to attract financing that they have as a partnership to rebuild america and cutting red tape to get permits. sounds like a decent start. >> those are well-tested ideas. they like to see government deal with red tape and infrastructure is popular. those are solid ideas that the president can try to campaign on, if you will. he has the power of the office and the reach of the office that gives him a real advantage in this debate over the sequester cuts. being able to do those interviews across the country in key markets where there will likely be a profound impact and do an effect where he has himself surrounded by 50 responders. those are powerful queues
it? a funny thing happened. the truth popped out. john boehner threatens the cuts to the u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. boehner is right. these cuts were design today be so brutal, so awful that even extremist republicans would want to avoid them. and, yet, the hill reports today that republicans have decided o the requester is where they'll make their stand on spending cuts. it's downright crazy. republicans admit the cuts will threaten national security and kill jobs. but they refuse to stop them? it makes zero sense. >>> a new economic report warns these cuts could cause 700,000 workers to lose their jobs this year alone. >>> the pentagon today passed a plan to furlough 8,000 workers if the cuts take effect. it's shameful. and the president is fighting that. today, he gave interviews to 8 different tv shows around the country, demand gd the gop stop these spending cuts, and, instead, close loopholes for the rich. >> instead of us cutting education, mental health programs and a whole range of other things that are really important, we should be focus
to a report today hillary is running for president. that is coming up. >>> john boehner has finally figured out how to lead the house of representatives put all of the governing on the president. >> if he is serious of enacting his agenda it starts with the united states senate. >> that includes the sequester that begins two weeks from today. >> we are going to suggest that he enact a plan to replace the s sequest sequester. if they are willing to pass a bill we will find a way to work with them. >> he told the associate press that he is not interested in a bargain to avert the quesequest. remember, we are going to be stuck with it. frankly, every time i've got ten into one of these negotiations, it is my rear end that got burnt. not as sensitive about their rear ends announce their plan to avert the drastic cuts. 27.5 billion cut from agriculture subsidies. the other half would come from eliminating tax subsidies. the new version would come from paying at least 30% federal income tax rates. >> would you rather see the sequester kick in than accept the deal that would include tax revenue. >
people. >> let's go ahead and play john boehner. john boehner was just speaking a moment ago, i want to play it for everybody. go ahead and listen. >> -- if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress that his party controls the united states senate. you know, what can he get passed in the united states senate. the president wants to impose a national cap and trade energy tax. i would hope that senate democrats would take it up. if the president wants more stimulus spending, i would expect the united states senate to go ahead and take it up. if the president wants more tax hikes that destroy jobs, then his democrat allies in the senate ought to take it up. this isn't the agenda that many americans are looking for. and i think many in the president's own party won't support those ideas. in the house, we're going to continue to focus on what the american people's top priorities are, creating jobs and cutting spending. now, for the last two years, the house has done its work, we've passed legislation to tackle the tough challenges that am
we can do on a frequent basis. the left does this all the time. obama talked out john boehner, we just had a meeting, look what a bipartisan i am. he is not handing john boehner a victory. in a certain sense he is because he is elevating john boehner to the power of the presidency by having 1-on-1 conversations and it feeds john boehner an end which is why he is no longer doing anything but john boehner doesn't get a win out of that. obama gets the win because he gets to come out and see what a bipartisan guy i am. i was in a room with these folks and we had a nice conversation and told him he was a jackass and i threw him out. but a bipartisan guy i am. it isn't over. is the inaugural was we're going to reach out to the other side and make things, if things don't happen then that is their fault. thank you for that bipartisanship but he is smart, understands the tactic, something we ought to be doing at the same time, and the victories that mean nothing. is fine. you can do that and not feel bad about it. there is the ninth point, to try to reverse the larry of staff as possible i
decisions. >> in a letter to john boehner, leon panetta warned their deductions would put us on a pass to a hollow force. and john kerry said the fiscal impact threatens america's credibility. >> there is nothing in this current budget fight that requires us to make bad decisions. >> military -- a military analyst said the impact will not only be felt globally but especially on the local level. >> many of the defense department's civilian jobs are not in washington. they are at shipyards and at military vehicle depots. there at financing centers, at local bases and installations around the country so this affects all 50 states. >> and civilian workers would be exempted from the furloughs like those in combat zones or essential personnel. >> we are trying to track down maryland's newest millionaire. >> the winning ticket was sold in mount airy. we will give you more details when we return. >> this time wearing something other than a helmet and shoulder pads getting ready to step back into the spotlight. >> another big lottery area in our area. >> officials say the winning ticket was bou
's unwillingness to challenge liberal dogma, we got more of the same. >> well, speaker john boehner dismissed the president's proposal to raise the minimum wage to $9 on hour. let's listen to the speaker. >> listen. i've been dealing with the minimum wage issue for the last 28 years that i've been in elective office. and when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens. you get less of it. at a time when the american people are still asking the question where are the jobs, why would we want to make it harder for small employers to hire people? >> you know, chuck, last night reminded me of high school debating. it was the same old arguments. i mean, i'm not putting him down necessarily. but what we heard from senator rubio and boehner. let's fight over minimum wage. the evils of minimum wage. >> this is where you look at this -- and i look at this speech as a political document. you look at the minimum wage is a 65% approved item. when you look at universal pre-k. that's a 65% approval. when you look at the idea of having high schools get more skill -- teach more actic skills, this i
these guys have said themselves in recent days. remember john boehner said he wasn't going to do any more big deals or even try. he knows these folks in the republican conference won't vote for anything. mitch mcconnell said the discussion is over and no more talk of revenues. just a summary statement. what have they got to offer? are they sitting down to work it out? no. they offer yet another crisis and sequential series of efforts to shut it down so as to get their way. all they have got to offer is that and that means the sequester will come and a lot of republicans are saying let it come. in effect, don't worry about slowing down the growth rate and the job impact. let it come. >> the belief is that republicans think if it comes, folks say here are the democrats and the president asking for tax revenue as a solution and perhaps that will bring on heat. i will have to bring up what speaker boehner said. just before the state of the union saying that the president getting personal and saying he has no guts to stand up to his own party. matt lauer asking about that on the "today" show. here
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of head start and make tunnel the cuts to education. >> speaspeaker john boehner fird back saying last month the president got the higher taxes on the wealthy and is back for more. the american people understand revenue debate is closed. close the loophole and carve out attack code but it should be used to lower rate across the board. enter the former cochair of the president tet commission that up vailed a new version of the plan today to save $2 $2.4 trillion. double the sequester. they want more spending cut than the president wants and warned mr. obama's legacy will be tarnished if he doesn't act on social security and medicare. >> if he wants to leave it alope and not deal with the biggies, he will have a failed presidency. >> since simpson-bowles called for $600,000 in tax revenue, they say it obligates the g.o.p. claim to balance the budget without doing both. >> there is criticism of the president for not reaching out today. outreach on immigration. >> kerfuffle at the briefing because senator rubio office said they never heard from the white house on immigration. white house
. >> then john boehner says he was willing to close loopholes in the tax code but only if the revenue obtained from that was used to lower income tax rates. today, president obama framed the choice this way. >> so now republicans in congress face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise to protect vital investments in education and health care and national security, and all the jobs that depend on them? or would they rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and the entire economy at risk just to keep the special tax benefits that benefit only the wealthest corporations and the richest. >> that sounds like a choice, to president obama, but republicans think it is more complicated. >> yeah, i guess it is the way we'll do things now, they want the medicare cuts, they want to beat him up. they want things they know democrats will never vote for. and i think more than that they just want to complain the president is mean, a bully, i'm really not sure there is a purpose for this. we know there is a history for this. he talked about it, the last time it happened they literally waited until the
best, hated the idea. leading the way for the hateful haters, house speaker john boehner who told reporters yesterday "when you raise the price of employment, guess what happens? you get less of it. what happens when you take away the first couple of rungs on the economic ladder, you make it harder for people to get on the ladder." this is an argument economists technically called bull pucky. according to the center for economic and policy research, raising the minimum wage has little or no impact at all on the rate of unemployment. but that doesn't stop robert luddy, ceo of a company you've never heard of from furthering this argument on fox news yesterday. >> at the bottom are teenagers. what it's going to do is just take out all of those jobs. i worked for 85 cents an hour when i was in high school. i was happy to have that job. >> john: let's unpack that, shall we? first of all, when mr. luddy was in high school back in the early 1960s, the minimum wage was between $1 and $1.25 which with in today's money would be $6 or $7 an hour. sounds pretty sweet. second of all bob guys a
these things called victory committees. whether john boehner or abraham has a victory committee it can be connected to other committees. they could raise potentially from one donor a $1 million contribution and spread it out to the other candidates and republican parties whether the democratic or republican party. it allows the candidate to solicit a $1 million. >> michael: which is extraordinary. we know republicans are bringing this case. but we know people like floyd abrams and others have not-limiting this as a free speech issue. where do they stand on free speech. >> there is a divide and has been ever since sandra day owe o'connor left, and replaced that's how they came down in cities eyecitizens united and it looks that's how they'll come down in mccutcheons. >> michael: now we return to the campaign front where mark sanford is fine tuning his campaign message for the house seat. he's turning that pesky negative, the one about running off to argentina to visit your mistress while telling everyone you're taking, he's turning it into talking points. >> i absolutely failed in my pe
cuts. meanwhile, speaker john boehner is out with an op-ed in today's "wall street journal" entitled "the president is reigning against a budget crisis he created." the same budget crisis speaker boehner and 173 of his house republicans voted for back in 2011. as a reminder, this is how he described the deal at the time. >> you know, i got 98% of what i wanted. i'm pretty happy. >> what is making speaker boehner unhappy with the present situation? quote, no one should be talking about raising taxes when the government is still paying people to play video games, giving folks free cell phones, and buying $47,000 gre cigarette-smoking machines. joining me, ezra klein of "the washington post." ezra, we need your help. actually, everybody needs your help. ezra, what's the deal with the sequester? we have, like, six different ways of reading this. on one hand, there's a chicken little stance that everything's going to end on march 1st. there are these drastic draconian cuts that are going to take place. on the other hand, there's a new theory of late, which is nothing is really going to ha
through on their plans to replace it. >> chris: house speaker john boehner and democratic whip steny hoyer, still no closer to a deal to avoid $85 billion in spending cuts on march 1st and we're back now with the panel. the man who literally wrote the book about the budget battle, put it to rest: whose idea was the sequester and did you ever think we'd actually get to this point? >> first, it was the white house, it was obama and jack lew and rob nabors who went to harry reid and said this is the solution but everyone has their fingerprint on this and it is everyone's -- the policy and it is law, what is important about it is, it is a governing travesty. the idea that you are going to go around and in random ways cut things and would be like a family that has to cut their budget, saying, let's cut the medicine that keeps the children alive. it is stupid. >> chris: kim, having said that it is stupid, what are the chances that we're actually going to reach march 1st and the sequester, the $85 billion in automatic cuts, will kick in and if it does, and if we begin to see, markets reacting and
, yeah, it's interesting. >> john: because if that happened, john boehner wouldn't get to lie about it, that the raise of the minimum wage would hurt and it won't. people would have more money to spend at your business. caller: i have two things, the first i wanted to talk about harry reid. i agree i feel like he did in fact drop the ball, particularly on the first, and then watching the disaster that way it was going to be yesterday don't you think in some way though, that perhaps the silver lining, don't you think that they're going to have to pass filibuster reterm at this point after what we just saw happened? stephanie: i've never seen a better case for it. obviously, john, you're right what he said happened and how harry reid couldn't see that coming. john: harry reid said i was wrong to trust a handshake deal with mitch mcconnell. they were right and i promise on the first day of the is that the, we're going to use the simple majority on that one day to do it. he called a recess so the first day would last a bit longer, when one day feels like several days like the habit. he did
say it's far short that we need $4 trillion in cuts. >> house speaker john boehner blames the president. >> it's there because the president insist that had it be there. >> today nancy pelosi and democrats pushed back against assertions claiming the republicans. >> the republicans poised to shut down government and let seek quest traigs go forward which is, do you know what that means? what it means to american people is unemployment. >> the budget office will cross the country. three quarters of a million jobs. coming up at 6:00 looking at the scientific programs at ucsf that will not be funded if cuts go into affect and the question of whose idea this was, well, john boehner is right. the obama white house first proposed it in the middle of the 2011 debt ceiling battle intended to pressure congress. it was not the president's idea to have cuts take place. >> thank you, mark.!qi >> coming up on abc 7 news at 4:00 mom to be wasn't the only one in labor. during the blizzard her wild winter ride is ahead. >> spencer christian watch out. see why video of the north dakota boy
john boehner explains in an exclusive interview why he feels the president doesn't have the guts to stand up to his own party. >>> and rough landing. a small plane carrying a family, including a 7-month-old baby, crash lands in a field of snow and it's caught on camera. and, incredibly, everyone escaped without serious injury, "today," wednesday, february 13th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie in washington, d.c. we will, of course, matt, have complete coverage of the president's state of the union address and the republican response in a moment. but first i know that scene in big bear lake, california, remains very active this morning, matt. >> yeah. it's been very busy there. investigators spent the night at what's leftative cabin, 90 miles east of los angeles where that massive manhunt for christopher dorner came to an end. the drama unfo
's up to the house. yesterday, 17 republicans called on john boehner to schedule an up-or-down vote on the violence against women act. if there is a vote in the house, those 17 republican votes, alone, together with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >
speaker john boehner told reporters today that the president in his words doesn't have the guts to tackle the serious problem of the debt facing this country, that he's not willing to take on his own party when it comes to reducing or rather raising the eligibility age for medicare. >> i think it's unfortunate that the name-calling on the eve of the state of the union. i think it's interesting coming from the speaker of the house who in a series of negotiations with the president has walked away from compromise proposals that the president has put forward as recently as the end of last year. the president put forward a broad deficit reduction package that represented some very tough choices for democrats, in very tough pills to swallow for democrats. john boehner, on the other hand, never did put forward a proposal that had the support or that he could lead his party to support. that's unfortunate. but the president will, you know, make clear again tonight as he has ever since that those ideas that he put on the table with his... in his negotiations the speaker remain on the table. he's c
climate change and how well they were polling. >> and it also forces john boehner to make statements like this. i've read this five times. a lot of people who are being paid the minimum wage are being paid that because they come to the workforce with no skills and this, an increase in the minimum wage makes it harder for them to acquire the skills they need in order to climb that ladder successfully. as far as i can tell, the argument there is don't pay people more because it will make them lazy. this is the taker's maker thing. this is an extension of romne romney-ichl. ism. >> by the way, he talked about indexes the middle wage. i remember when mitt romney came out for this, and mitt romney came out he would be open for indexing the minimum wage. people close to paul ryan. i believe he did it after he picked paul ryan. and he went on larry kudlow, i saw larry kudlow last night, and said, hey, you know they're doing the indexes. i told larry that's bad policy. economic conservatives. for doing that. while the president is throwing it out there trying to give to the public, hey, there's b
pressure in the house on john boehner, who has been decidedly look warm to say the least about it. >> republican pick-ups in the senate voted for the violence against women act, including all republican women and all democratic women. a lot of pressure on john boehner. >> there's a big issue about whether the federal government and federal courts should be getting involved on native american lands to protect tribal women from non-tribal men. >> they need to check their facts on our website we have some of those responses, but in particular they say that this is not a federal issue. well, indeed, state and local governments do have laws against domestics violence, but they don't have sufficient funding to deal with it, and there is the issue of crimes that take place across state lines, interstate crimes, and crimes on federal lands, like tribal lands, like military bases, and the like. those simply were not addressed. violence against women act was needed to set up those critical laws in areas that were not addressed by state laws, and also to provide money that was badly needed f
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